Here are my (John’s) understandings of our analytical prototype/prospectus ideas, as of 26 April 2017.
user experience or other gap
exploration of features that might address that problem
selection of features
currency / indigenous peoples
understanding of what it has taken, in terms of exploitation, colonialism, etc., to develop the economic system in which currency takes its meaning.
earlier forms of currency / promise of payment that were displaced, by that economic system.
currency, inspired by/depicting means of exchange for three indigenous groups in North America
ethnic etc stereotypes.
which groups included/excluded
need to present as suggestion only, or even work of political art, because of politics of whom to represent, and how
currency / women and labor
gap : poor awareness of women/money/labor issues?
what are those issues?
problem : need to define
women and work
value of dollar different, for different people (groups); dollar represents 20% more labor than it does to men
stay-at-home mother/parents (unpaid, unrecognized labor)
National Shirtwaist fire
Rosy the Riveter
are these too specific?
[continue to think something about relative value of $1 is important to show, visually]
student studio space
absence of place for students to work
(Morgan is one of those who use the tables recently provided in Hardie 2F central area)
student studio space
rationale : productivity
relationship to other spaces (living, library, studio/classroom)
what kinds of spaces, for what kinds of activity?
presentation : conceptual (variations)
specific (e.g., design, at Montserrat, in Hardie Building)
neighborhood zoning app
for neighborhood activists, to equalize their knowledge vis-à-vis real estate developers, urban planners, etc.
ease of use
currency / trade (?) flows
problem definition :
flows (as in Edward Tufte)
of manufactured exports in a given year
better : flow, of trade or population, at three points in time
get data (where)
“nomadic” space separator / identifier
imperfect dorm space, dysfunctional community (list factors)
experimental (experimental living, communes, etc)
not for everyone (elective)
for dorms, but elsewhere too
other factors :
complementarity with other categories of space (at school: studio space, library/living room, studio and liberal arts classrooms)
privacy vs community
encourage a different, more mobile/nomadic, orientation to living space.
space / delimitation of space alone, as solution?
hints encouraging different attitude(s) to space?
what does one need? how much? when (does it vary from hour to hour, day to day?)
separate storage space
physical features :
hanging (requires fixtures in ceiling)
easily set up, removed
Issey Miyake pleats please
nomadic living (tents, seasonal movement)
Japan: tatami living, put things away when not in use
currency / cash crops
gap / objective
reminder of basics underlying economic activity
aesthetics / treat purely as design (abstract ornament)
make these beautiful, a worthy competitor to credit cards, applepay, etc.
slow (rather than accelerate) spending
make transaction an interesting exchange
Frank Lloyd Wright his wheat (etc) wooden blocks; abstraction
Brosterman’s Inventing Kindergarten